Pain Management

The best methods of management for conditions with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ disorder, and foot pain.

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The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens

To Sleep With Your Dog, or Not to Sleep With Your Dog?

On one hand, a new study shows that sleeping with your pet can help ease chronic pain symptoms. On the other hand, another study shows that sleeping with your dog may result in… no sleep at all. So, you may not be in pain, but you won’t be well-rested. Choose your poison.

By Martin Reed

Can Thyroid Conditions Cause Chronic Pain?

As many as 80 percent of thyroid patients experience muscle pain. These are the medical and natural approaches you can try for pain management.

By Mary Shomon

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Better Pain Management

Here’s how you can find pain relief with a highly individualized combination of strategies.

By Elizabeth Millard

10 Best Exercises for Back Pain

As long as your doctor says it’s OK, doing these exercises for back pain may actually help relieve your symptoms — building core strength is the key.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

10 Best Foods for Sciatica and Back Pain

Since back pain can be caused by inflammation, and certain foods help reduce inflammation, it makes sense to eat these foods that won’t stab you in the back.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

12 Ways to Sleep Better With Low Back Pain

Poor sleep and back pain pretty much go hand-in-hand. Try these 12 tips to ease your pain so you can get a better night's sleep.

By Martin Reed

Tips For Flying With Ankylosing Spondylitis

For a smooth journey — from security to baggage claim — here’s what you should know about plane travel with ankylosing spondylitis.

By Charis Hill

Tips for Flying With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Catching a plane? Here’s what to know before you go about flying with ankylosing spondylitis — including what to pack and how to navigate airline policies.

By Charis Hill

10 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Injuries, osteoporosis, and even fear can contribute to back pain. Learn these 10 common reasons why your back might be bothering you.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.